hp-touchpadHP already has an Android product or two with its printers, but Readwrite.com reported on Wednesday that sources have confirmed HP will soon introduce an Android device in the form of a high-end tablet running a NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip. The report claimed that HP is also looking into launching an Android smartphone:

The tablet has been in the works since before Thanksgiving and sources say it could be one of the first tablets to ship with the Tegra 4. NVIDIA’s latest mobile chip was just announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January and it features some impressive specs, but we have not seen many devices adopt it yet.

Sources also say that HP is currently exploring the launch of an Android-powered smartphone, but recent comments from CEO Meg Whitman indicate HP will not offer a mobile phone this year.

We heard rumors in 2011 about the company being open to Android straight from CEO Meg Whitman. Today’s report hinted the device has been in the works since before November and could be ready to ship as one of the first Tegra 4 devices as early as Q2 2013:

NVIDIA’s own Project Shield gaming system is slated to debut Tegra 4 in the second quarter of 2013, while partners Toshiba and VIZIO are also reported to be working on Tegra 4 tablets… The tablet has been in the works since before Thanksgiving and sources say it could be one of the first tablets to ship with the Tegra 4.

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